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1988 BMW 735i 3.4L Shifting
This BMW has the 8 prong electrical connector. The transmission shifts normal when cold. However, after achieving normal opperating temperature,transmission begins kicking in and out of Over Drive. When I down shift to drive, car runs normal for a few second...
2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 5.9L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Surge, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: 1B7HF16Z61
This truck has a very poor idle and runability problem from idle to 1500-1700 rpm. After replacing engine, the truck ran @ 40 miles and spun #3 rod bearing. Removed engine and sent back to rebuilder for repair. Replaced engine and has now returned with a "scra... Trouble codes: N0NE
1995 Eagle Vision ESi 3.3L Belt VIN: 2E3HD56T7S
Hello out there! We have replaced the belt on this car several times and it usually shreds after a few months. We have checked belt alignment and at one point decided to shim the alternator (last time) and used several brands of belts. The customer is cool ab...
1994 Ford Explorer XL 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Misfire VIN: 1FMD43X1RU
Customer compliant is vehicle will surge somtimes at steady cruise this I have not felt however it will at stops will idle down and then lunge faward this along with ck eng. light at times but not always when problem is occuring so after retrieving codes 124 a...
1995 Honda Accord EX 2.2L very slugggish VIN: JHMCD563X5
This car came into the shop with a blown engine, We did a routine engine swap out of a lower mileage 94 Accord. Now this is where the problems begin. We are not able to properly set the ignition timing. We initialy set ignition timing with no problems, but on ...
1990 Hyundai Sonata 3.0L No Start
car came in with no start,found no spark,don't have spec's for coil,but no spark from coil.primary and secondary ohms seem off, and only 02volts on coil plus side,snap on shop key shows coil going to control relay and the switching side if I'm looking at it ri...
1994 Lincoln Town Car 4.6L Poor Idle Quality, Stall VIN: 1LNLM81W3R
Okay, now to the heart of the matter. Vehicle was brought to me directly after the engine install with multiple codes. Not being sure which ones were set by the install, I cleared codes, test drove, and started with all the codes that returned. Replaced left ... Trouble codes: P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean), P0181 (System at rich limit Bank 1 lean), P0189 (System at rich limit Bank 2 lean)
1988 Mitsubishi Montero 2.6L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: JA4FJ53E6J
Hi out there in headache land! Heres the short story: It bogs badly with or without the air cleaner. It bogs substantially less with the carb un- plugged. The wires control a mixture solenoid, a TPS, electric choke and a slow cut solenoid(?)What does it do?. ...
1994 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3.8L Fuel Injection Pulse VIN: 1G2HX52L3R
Okay fellow techs here we go vechicle was towed in with no start vechicle would turn over but not fire up checked spark which was present but with noid light hooked up no injector pulse scanned vechicle for codes found code 1626 PassKey 2 code so we went to fl...
1997 Pontiac Firebird Formula 5.7L Parking Brake VIN: 2G2FV22P8V
I replace the rear brake pads on this Trans Am didnt remove the rotors just the pads the car had a very good parking brake before the repair all i did was compress the piston in the rear brake cal. as always
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L instruments VIN: 1TR5TRE252
instrument cluster whent out no tach blue water light oil pressure light on etc I have order a new cluster (checked all data they talk about the coolant resivior sensor leaking) but now I need to program the cluster??? to make it work. has anyone used the ross...

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1999 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban 7.4L unknown VIN: 3GNGK26J4X
Well after pulling the few hairs I have left out of my head trying to fix this thing the solution was quite simple. The brake calipers had been replaced with loaded remfgd units by a city employee trying to fix the pull. He had told me when he took it for a te...
1999 Chrysler LHS 3.5L coolant loss VIN: 2C3HC56G6X
thanks for all your help,removedlower intake manifold and found the engine block full of red coolant and looks like the bottom of the intake manifold was caked with coolant steam, found the heater core pipe seal was not installed properly from factory and was ...
1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2L tachometer VIN: 1B4HS28Y5X
sorry about the late closing on this however not having much luck with any computer latly however most replies suggested that the tps be checked it was all though i did not see a problem with it i knew the problem was not the brake switch or the map and the vs...
1998 GMC Jimmy Envoy 4.3L 4wd VIN: 1GKDT13W3W
Oddly enough, drain and fill front differential with new fluid took care of this problem. Thank you all for your help.
1997 Honda Accord EX 2.2L resonator VIN: 1HGC05633V
This 97 Honda Accord does have a California emission package. William had the correct fix, giving me the Bosal part #282379 it fit perfectly. Thanks william for your time & trouble, many other replies said to use only oem pipe, but closest dealer is 40 miles a...
1999 Mazda B2500 SE 2.5L No Start, Hesitation, Cuts out, Stall VIN: 4F4YR16C3X
well after double checking all power and grounds and even the pcm power diode we rolled the dice and replaced the ecm and this has fixed the vehicle...almost 3 weeks now and no problems. thanks for all replys
1999 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L Electronic VIN: WBAE443892
Evap temp sensor failure is very very common but it doesn't cause the EC light to come on. The most common cause for the EC light to come on is a pressure problem either real (I had one guy add another lb of refrigerant when the evap sensor shut down his compr...
2000 Mercedes-Benz C220 CDI .0L R/H side lights VIN: WDB2021932
Hi Thanks for the help, it seems that the bulb failure unit is either under or below the fuse box - but customer has not returned !!!
2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT 3.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, MIL Lamp on VIN: 1G2NV12EBY
Hello everyone I would first like to thank everyone that sent me help.The car has never returned. The customers daughter has returned to school with the car so maybe at christmas i'll see it again.The customer did state that the MIL light had not come back on ... Trouble codes: P0172.
1995 Volkswagen Jetta GL 2.0L 2nd gear VIN: 3VWRC81H6S
sorry i thought i had closed this a couple weeks ago.. i had two replies.. one said internal problem. the other is as follows... Don't want to be the berror of bad news but it sounds like the thrust bearing/shim is probly worn out that allows the drum to slide...
2000 Volvo V70 2.4L new part VIN: 1WTREQ64T4
15 out of 15 replies said that there is no other way than using the factoy reprograming to do this so off to the dealer it went. I would like to hear from any one who is using a ast or baum scanner to see if they would do this. thanks paul
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